MATIC Dump? Blockchain Firm Accuses Polygon of Suspicious Transfers

According to ChainArgos, a blockchain intelligence firm, there have been several suspicious flows to exchanges from Polygon. The firm shared details of its allegations in a follow-up thread on X (formerly Twitter), claiming that the Polygon network has not sustained its original token allocation plan.

1/ Polygon: more suspicious flows to exchanges. Do you people not check anything?

This is only ~200mm but … come on. Maybe a reply is now warranted?

— ChainArgos (@ChainArgos) January 18, 2024

On January 15, the blockchain intelligence firm shared information about its discoveries in Polygon’s token distribution exercise. According to the shared data, there is a “vesting contract” that mechanically unlocks all flows. That is separate from the foundation contract that operates the foundation and manages allocations. ChainArgos highlighted inconsistencies in the vesting contract outflows.

In the follow-up thread, the intelligence firm spotted suspicious flows in a wallet that received approximately 340 million MATIC from the foundation. It was noted that the same wallet received another 130 million MATIC from an insider wallet. According to ChainArgos, the largest outflow it identified is to a wallet related to plasma-bridge, plus two other transfers to untagged wallets.

Meanwhile, ChainArgos noted another 178 million MATIC were sent from one of the untagged wallets to Binance, with the latest transfer occurring on May 23, 2021. The blockchain intelligence platform supported its claims by posting a chart from the Ethereum blockchain explorer, Etherscan.

MATIC has had its share of the struggle to recover from the bear market. It rarely showed any significant bullish sentiment in 2023, apart from an initial rally at the beginning of the year. The blockchain token traded for $0.8170 at the time of writing, reflecting a 15% loss from its opening price on January 1, 2024, according to data from TradingView.

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